“FDA warned Wednesday that relying on antibodies for protection from COVID-19 may leave people vulnerable
A vaccine is still needed to confirm immunity from the effects of the virus.”
The ludicrousness of this statement cannot be exaggerated.
Testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies is not sufficient replacement for receiving the vaccine, according to a briefing released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday.
The tests can determine whether or not an individual has had the virus in the past by looking for signs of the immune response.
At least 33 million Americans have been infected with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and some have argued that have already had the illness should be counted toward America’s progress to herd immunity. Dailymail.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Daily Mail0:52PauseNext video1:50 / 1:55SettingsFull-screenRead More
While antibodies can give some immune protection to a person, the FDA urges Americans to still receive the COVID-19 vaccine despite the antibodies in order to fully protect themselves from the effects of the virus.
And the type of antibodies that vaccines trigger are not detectable by tests designed to tell who has already infected, so the blood test likely won’t confirm that someone has been vaccinated (functioning like a pseudo-immunity passport).DailyMail